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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the first character to speak in the play?
(a) Lefty.
(b) Fatt.
(c) Joe.
(d) Benjamin.

2. What does Edna threaten to do if Joe does not change his behavior?
(a) Run away with an old boyfriend.
(b) Buy herself a fancy new dress.
(c) Move in with her best friend.
(d) Get a job at a diner.

3. What is the state of consumer markets?
(a) They are expanding.
(b) They are losing money.
(c) They are contracting.
(d) They are stagnant.

4. What does Edna mean when she says, "Everything was gonna be so ducky!"?
(a) She and Joe would have a good life.
(b) The movie was expected to get an A+ review.
(c) She and Joe might have some rough times.
(d) She would serve duck for dinner.

5. Why is the research in Laboratory A so important at the time of the play?
(a) It prepares the United States for future wars.
(b) It protects soldiers fighting in the current war.
(c) It saves lives from disease.
(d) It is just regular research and not that important.

6. What does Joe tell Edna he had for lunch when he gets home from work?
(a) Soda and crackers.
(b) Burger and fries.
(c) Milkshake.
(d) Coffee.

7. What does it mean when a character is called "yellow?"
(a) He is a coward.
(b) He is a cab driver.
(c) He is courageous.
(d) He has a sunny disposition.

8. Why do the characters discuss "Mrs. Consumer" and Hollywood?
(a) To discuss the price of a ticket someone bought.
(b) Because the wife of one of them loves the movies.
(c) To explain the appearance of the setting.
(d) Because the setting needs a woman's touch.

9. How is Miller treated at the beginning of the meeting?
(a) He is given compliments.
(b) He is offered lunch.
(c) He is chastised.
(d) He is told he is under investigation.

10. What is the relationship of the main characters in Scene 3?
(a) Employer and employee.
(b) Father and son.
(c) Waiter and customer.
(d) Brother and sister.

11. What motivates the Gunman to move from his original position to center stage?
(a) A character moves to the front to speak.
(b) He is told to quiet the crowd.
(c) Someone gets into a shoving match with Fatt.
(d) He is checking the agenda located on the table.

12. How much do Joe and Edna pay for rent?
(a) Five dollars a day.
(b) Fifteen dollars a month.
(c) Ten dollars a week.
(d) Six dollars a week.

13. Why do the characters assemble in the first scene?
(a) To listen to sports on radio.
(b) To eat dinner at a restaurant.
(c) To play a game of cards.
(d) To talk about a strike.

14. What does Joe call Edna after she says that he is "crawling like a worm?"
(a) An ungrateful shrew.
(b) A tramp.
(c) A nag.
(d) A red.

15. How does Joe feel about being the man of the house?
(a) He wishes he could be a kid again.
(b) That's just the way it is.
(c) He likes making the important decisions.
(d) He does not believe women can think for themselves.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reasons does Joe give for not making more money?

2. What does Joe bring home from the war?

3. What does Joe mean when he refers to "black and blue boys?"

4. Who is the smoker and drinker in Scene 3?

5. What two unions have failed at past strikes?

(see the answer keys)

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